How to Advocate for A Child With Dyslexia Within the Public Education SystemBook - 2016
This book is an accessible and straightforward guide to helping parents understand the law around their dyslexic child's education. It offers a thorough guide to gaining an IEP for a child and also what steps to take if things go wrong. Parents wishing to get the best outcome for their child's education will find this the perfect resource.
This straightforward guide provides the essential information for parents and advocates to understand US law and get the right educational entitlements for a child with dyslexia.
Using case studies and examples, this book demonstrates clearly how to apply the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to the unique requirements of a dyslexic child. It offers simple, intelligible help for parents on how to coordinate successfully with their child's school and achieve the right services and support for their dyslexic child; up to and beyond getting an effective Individual Education Plan (IEP).
Dyslexia Advocate! is an invaluable tool for parents trying to negotiate a complex legal system in order to get the best outcome for their child. It is an essential guide for anyone who is considering acting as an advocate for a child with dyslexia.
Sandman-Hurley, who provides education and certification to parents and professionals on managing dyslexia and the legal system, helps parents advocate for children who have dyslexia in the US public education system. She describes what dyslexia is, including signs and symptoms and interventions; the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; what to do when dyslexia is suspected; preparing for the initial Individualized Education Program (IEP) meeting; what a good IEP looks like; making sure it is implemented correctly; using Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act when a student does not qualify for an IEP; and communicating with the school. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)